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My 6 mo old german shepherd ate about 15-20 birth control

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pills. Is this harmful? Need...
My 6 mo old german shepherd ate about 15-20 birth control pills. Is this harmful? Need medical attention?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

1- What is the name of the pills or active ingredient and milligrams?

2- How much does Gabbi weigh?

3- Do you have hydrogen peroxide 3%?

4- How long has it been since she ate them?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It's Minastrin24She weighs about 42 lbsIt's been at least 4 hours ago, but could have been 7
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Do you have the ingredients to know the amount of iron in each pill?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Friend, the amount of estrogen (20 mcg) in 15 tablets is not going to be enough to toxic to a 42 lbs dog. The other concern is the Iron, so depending on the amount of iron it can be very corrosive to the gastrointestinal tract or even cause liver failure. I would follow up with family veterinarian to check her blood work in 1-2 days. In the meantime start her on Milk of Magnesia 1/2 tablespoon every 12 hours for 1 day. The idea is for the milk of magnesia to bind the iron and prevent it from being absorbed. You can buy milk of magnesia over the counter in any pharmacy.

Please do not forget to rate my answer - I hope you found it to be excellent. If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know. It’s my goal to provide you with excellent service." Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

Dr. Peter

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Hi Crista,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Gabbi. How is everything going?
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